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Telephone befriending in Rutland

Did you know that Age UK offer a Telephone Befriending Service?

Age UK have over 80 volunteers that are giving weekly phone calls to older people.

If you are feeling lonely and would like a befriender to call you or if you would like to become a telephone befriender please contact

Age UK Local Contact Details Oakham & North Rutland - Yvonne Rawlings 077388 20910 or 01572 823942(answer phone) Uppingham & South Rutland - Penny Stimpson 07715 960167 or 01572 822 171 (answer phone) Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland Advice Line free, confidential & independent for anything affecting your quality of later life 9am to 1pm weekdays 0116 299 2278 or dedicated Corona virus helpline 9.00 -5.00pm Monday to Friday for practical and emotional help - 0116 299 2239.

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